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Buddy Dive in Bonaire has received its new custom cat-hull designed yacht and started using it for new 3-tank Washington Slaagbai trips to some of Bonaire’s best dive sites. Fast and comfortable, divers can now sample some of Bonaire’s more difficult to reach and pristine sites for a day of adventure including lunch.

Buddy Dive’s new boat arrived at Buddy’s dock! Both guest and personnel were very excited to see the first glimpse of the 42’ custom designed ‘yacht cat’ on the horizon next to Klein Bonaire.Buddy Dive new boat

The new boat is completely innovative and new to the scuba diving industry. This sleek vessel  has room for 24 divers for a 3-tank dive outing. It has everything on board that a diver needs including rinse tanks, a camera table, a sundeck, a shaded area, and an easy entry platform for both going in and out of the water. After your dive, you can enjoy the sun and stunning views from a comfortable seat on the fly-bridge. With this new boat Buddy Dive Resort will be the first and only resort on Bonaire that is going to offer a 3-tank boat dive trip to the Washington Slagbaai National Park.

The price for the trip is only $120 per person and includes a lunch.

Possible dive sites that can be dived during the trip are: Boca Bartol, Playa Bengi, Playa Funchi, Bise Morto, Wayaca, and Boca Slagbaai.

Check out this cool video by Buddy Dive of this new amazing offer!


Boca Bartol
This is the northernmost dive site on Bonaire. A good place to look for the larger fish species. The shallows offer large, unusual coral formations, and the sandy bottom provides a habitat for rays and garden eels. Depth 20-80 feet.

Special – Book a 7 night stay Drive and Dive package and get a 50% discount on your food bill (max. of $75.00 off per person) and a free 2-tank East Coast boat dive. Valid for travel between Apr. 10 and Jun. 5, 2010.

Playa Bengi
The experienced diver will be rewarded with some of the most pristine coral found on Bonaire. This site is also home to many larger fish species. Depth 15-100 feet.
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Playa Funchi
At depths of 15-100 feet, horse-eye jacks can be seen out in the pristine blue water. The shallows are loaded with many of the smaller species that approach divers and snorkelers looking for a handout.

Bise Morto
Deep-water pelagics such as whale sharks, manta rays and even spouting humpback whales have been spotted here. Depth 20-100 feet.

Wayaca offers divers a new site where very little diving has been done in the past. Many times, dive sites in this area are visited by larger species of animals, so keep your eyes on the blue when you dive Bonwk1_teens (68)this site, and you might be lucky. Depth 30-100 feet.

Boca Slagbaai
With depths of 20-100 feet, you may have a chance to see mantas or other smaller rays. This site is known for its moderate to strong currents and is recommended for intermediate to experienced divers.

Taylor Made
This site is considered to have a very pristine reef that drops from 15ft to depths beyond limits. Divers will be surrounded by very ancient coral heads and lots of fish. Its main attraction is the beautiful unspoiled coral formations.